LINGUIST List 12.2234

Thu Sep 13 2001

Books: Applied Linguistics

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  1. Sean Hanrahan, Applied Linguistics

Message 1: Applied Linguistics

Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 14:28:28 +0000
From: Sean Hanrahan <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics

David Block and Deborah Cameron, University of London,

In this book, renowned linguists David Block and Deborah Cameron along
with a host of contributors contemplate the issues that globalization
raises for second language learning and teaching. This collection
shows how, in an economy based on services and information, the
linguistic skills of workers becomes increasingly important. New
technologies make possible new kinds of language teaching, and
language becomes an economic commodity, invaluable in the global
marketplace, creating implications for how and why people learn
language and which languages they learn. Drawing together the various
strands of the globalization debate, this rich and varied collection
of contributions explores issues such as the commodification of
language(s) and language skills; the use of new media and new
technologies in language learning and teaching; the effects of
globalization on the language teaching industry; new forms of power
and resistance.

December 2001: 208 pp
Hb: 0415242754: $90.00 �55.00
Pb: 0415242762: $27.95 �16.99

Introduction, David Block and Deborah Cameron
I. The Global and the Local
1. The Impact of Globalization on Language Teaching in Japan,
Ryuko Kubota
2. Globalization, Diaspora and Language Education in England,
Roxy Harris, Constant Leung and Ben Rampton
3. Globalization and the Commodification of Bilingualism
in Canada, Monica Heller
II. Zones of Contact
4. Globalization and the Teaching of "Communication Skills,"
Deborah Cameron
5. Foreign Language Learning as Global Communicative
Practice, Claire Kramsch and Steven L. Thorne
6. Local Literacies and Global Literacy, Catherine Wallace
III. Methods and Materials
7. "McCommunication": A Problem in the Frame for SLA,
David Block
8. Globalization, Methods and Practice in Periphery Classrooms,
A. Suresh Canagarajah
9. The Global Coursebook in English Language Teaching,
John Gray
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